The opening ceremony for the paralympics kicks off in Sochi today, check out the teams training up ahead of the competition.
The US sled hockey team getting some practice in ahead of the Paralympic Games that kick off on Friday 7 March. Declan Farmer, controls the puck during a team practice at the Sertich Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The team won the 2010 Paralympic gold medal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with sportsmen as he visits the mountain Paralympic village outside Sochi. This is Russia's first ever Winter Paralympics.
The Great Britain Paralympic team make their way to the welcome ceremony in the Athletes Village.
Anna Turney of Great Britain trains for women's Sitting Downhill Ski event during a training session at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.
Kelly Gallagher of Great Britain trains for women's Visually Impaired Downhill Ski event during a training session at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Kelly previously finished fourth in the Giant Slalom event at the 2010 Vancouver Games – the best finish for a British visually-impaired skier since 1994.
Team GB's Jade Etherington trains for women's Visually Impaired Downhill Ski event during a training session at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Jade says "When you’re pushing yourself, you’re going at speed, you’re on different terrain every day – if you don’t crash, then you’re not trying!"
Team GB is made up of 15 athletes from across the home nations. They took part in an official welcoming ceremony after they landed in the competition resort.
Fifteen-year-old skier Millie Knight will carry the Great Britain flag at Friday's Paralympic Winter Games opening ceremony in Sochi. Millie turned 15 on the day she was chosen to compete in the Alpine Skiing sport for the Winter Games.